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From Khon Kaen to Phuket by bus

Khon Kaen
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
20h 49m

From Khon Kaen Airport to Phuket by flight

KKC Khon Kaen Airport
HKT Phuket Airport
1h 50m

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Khon Kaen to Phuket

When you want to get from Khon Kaen to Phuket, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 4,153. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 1,625.

How far is Khon Kaen from Phuket?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Khon Kaen to Phuket. Your trip will be a total of 647 miles (1041 km). The flying distance is 660 miles (1061 km).

How long does it take to get from Khon Kaen to Phuket?

The travel time from Khon Kaen to Phuket can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 21 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Khon Kaen to Phuket?

The cost of the trip from Khon Kaen to Phuket varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 1,625 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 4,153.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Khon Kaen to Phuket:

  • Bus tickets - THB 1,625 to THB 1,625;
  • Plane tickets - THB 4,153 to THB 4,153;

How many trips per day are there between Khon Kaen and Phuket?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Khon Kaen to Phuket depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 15:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 15:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Khon Kaen to Phuket. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 4,153.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Khon Kaen to Phuket
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)


Taking a bus from Khon Kaen to Phuket is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Khon Kaen to Phuket

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Khon Kaen to Phuket? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 667 users took a plane.
  • 333 decided to go for a bus.